OUR GREAT MINDS

Human Resources Featured Stories:

    • Think Before You Learn – The Cost-benefit Analysis of University Degrees

      by Tom Smith

      If you’re a savvy 18 year-old or the parent of a high school student, the contents of this article could literally be worth several million dollars to you. A seemingly preposterous claim, granted, but as it turns out, a simple shift in perception of the conventional wisdom about university could radically alter your life. But […]

    • Kids Talk Energy

      by Tina Olivero

      Meadow Baker Age: 6 What do we need oil for? Cars and motorcycles and mowlawners. What is your dad’s job? My dad’s job is going on the oil rig on the helicopter, and he owns two day cares. What is an oil rig? It’s like a big thing underwater. There’s legs on it that can […]

    • The Risks And Rewards Of Entrepreneurial Leaders

      by Sean McLean

      Forceful. Ruthless. Impatient. Controlling. Unreasonable. These adjectives are unlikely to be top-of-mind when most people are asked to describe the ideal leader. Yet any scan of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs reveals that many frequently demonstrate these and other undesirable leadership characteristics. Why then does the word entrepreneur have a positive connotation? Why are so […]

    • Y is the Gap so Great?

      by Denise Baril

      Being in the training industry, I see that the generational gap is expanding, but believe I am one who truly gets it. I just happen to be one of those wise leaders who understand the next generation. So, I take the online quiz to see how close I mirror Gen Y. I was going to […]

    • Carving The New Landscape

      by Liane Angerman, Associate Editor

      In a competitive work environment, extrinsic rewards such as fringe benefits, promotion, bonuses, commissions, or conditions of work no longer entice employees to increase their levels of performance. However, intrinsic rewards, which are more personal and directly tied to a completion of a task or attainment of a specific goal, have proven to motivate employee […]

    • Workplace Cohesion: Eliminating the Cognitive Gap

      by Katie Marks

      Virtually every company can attest to “gaps” in the system occurring in areas of skills, generations, age, culture, compensation, gender, education, knowledge, technology, and more. There is, however, one gap that is too often overlooked and is present in the most basic of human functions—thinking. Despite such a strong emphasis on employee attraction and retention, […]

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